Lacombe County Council has given first reading to Bylaw No. 1184/13 the purpose of which are to amend the uses, definitions, general regulations and policies in the County's Land Use Bylaw.
A public hearing has been arranged for Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at the Lacombe County Administration Office. Please see the attachment below for the Notice of Public Hearing and the Bylaw.
Notice of Public Hearing
Bylaw No. 1184/13
On September 12, 2013, Lacombe County adopted the updated Town of Blackfalds/Lacombe County Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) which promotes a cooperative approach to managing future growth and development. The IDP will serve as a tool for coordinating future land uses and development between the two municipalities. It will also establish a framework for the two municipalities to work together to address issues of mutual concern. The Intermunicipal Development Plan will help guide decisions on how private and public lands are used and developed.
Town of Blackfalds/Lacombe County Intermunicipal Development Plan
Lacombe County Council has given second and third reading to Bylaw No. 1182/13 and Bylaw No. 1183/13 on July 12, 2013 the purpose of which is to recoup the cost of providing municipal water and wastewater service lines to the main trunk lines in the Aspelund Industrial Park and the McLevin's Industrial Park respectively.
Bylaw 1182-13 (256.39 kB)
Bylaw 1183-13 (222.5 kB)
Xtreme Raceway's hours of operation are posted in the attached notice.
Xtreme Raceways 2013 Schedule
Council gave 2nd and 3rd Reading to Bylaw No. 1163/12 on April 11, 2013 to adopt the QEll North of Lacombe ASP. The ASP was developed based on direction from Council, input received from the community including those made at the Public Hearing, comments received from various government agencies, an analysis of the plan area, and policies in the County's planning documents. The plan identifies lands north of the City of Lacombe and west of the QEll Highway for recreational, residential and commercial development and some lands adjacent to Highway 604 and west of the QEll Highway for recreational and commercial development. A copy of the adopted ASP is attached below.
QEll North of Lacombe Area Structure Plan
Lacombe County Council has given second and third reading to Bylaw No. 1178/13 the purpose of which is to recoup the cost of providing municipal water and wastewater servicing in the Aspelund Area Development Node for all lands, labeled A to J below, that are subject to subdivision or development at a rate of $80,000 per hectare. Please see below for the Bylaw.
Bylaw No. 1178/13
Lacombe County Council gave third and final reading to Bylaw No. 1172/12 and Bylaw No. 1173/13, the purpose of which are to amend the general regulations and policies in both the County's Land Use Bylaw and Municipal Development Plan. Please see below for more information in the Notice of Public Hearing and Bylaw No. 1172/13.
Bylaw No. 1172/13
Bylaw No. 1173/13
Lacombe County Council has given third and final reading and therefore adopted Bylaw No. 1156/12. The bylaw has amended the County’s Land Use Bylaw to prohibit below grade development, including basement development but excluding footings, pilings and crawl spaces within the Birch Bay Subdivision. Basement development within Birch Bay is subject to issues resulting from a high water table. Please see below for the Bylaw.
Bylaw No. 1156/12
Birch Bay Subdivision Map
Lacombe County Council has given second and third reading to Bylaw No. 1169/12, the purpose of which is to amend the Residential Lake Area "R-RLA" District to allow for all residences in the Lakeview Subdivision to have the same standard of sewage disposal system.
Bylaw No. 1169/12
Lacombe County Council has given first reading to Bylaw No. 1168/12 which proposes to require agricultural operations to be established on the property for a minimum of three years and be operating at 50% of the proposed capacity prior to the subdivision application being considered. This change was made in order to ensure agricultural operations are established and continue to operate after the subdivision is finalized. Following the public hearing on January 10, 3013, Council directed that consideration of Bylaw No. 1168/12 be postponed to a future meeting.
Bylaw No. 1168/12
Lacombe County Council gave second and third reading, and passed Bylaw No. 1164/12, the purpose of which is to amend Map 2 - Future Land Use Concept within the Town of Bentley/Lacombe County IDP. The need to amend the map was a result of the relocation of the road that will connect Highway 12 with the realigned Highway 12 and its impact on the future land use patterns, notably the expansion of the Bentley Cemetery.
Bylaw No. 1164/12
Lacombe County Council gave second and third reading, and passed Bylaw No. 1165/12, the purpose of which is to dispose a portion of Municipal Reserve located between Lot 1 and Lot 29 Block 6 Plan 856MC in the Birch Bay Subdivision on the north west side of Gull Lake. The portion of Municipal Reserve that will be initially disposed will be reinstated in the middle of Lot 29 as part of the subdivision process to adjust the boundaries of the lots. As a result of the subdivision process the remainder of Lot 29 will be consolidated with Lot 1 and Lot 28 to make these lots larger.
BYLAW 1165-12 (979.13 kB)
Lacombe County Council gave second and third reading to Bylaw No. 1162/12, the purpose of which is to amend Part 3 in the County's Land Use Bylaw to require confirmation from the Energy Resources Conservation Board on the absence or presence of abandoned wells as part of the development permit application process. The reason for the amendment is to accommodate a change to the Subdivision and Development Regulation (Alberta Regulation 160/2012) which obliges municipalities to request confirmation from applicants regarding the location of abandoned wells from the Energy Resources Conservation Board for lands subject to a subdivision or devellopment application. The Bylaw is attached.
Bylaw 1162-12 (14.5 kB)
Council gave second and third reading and passed Bylaw No. 1160/12 on October 11, 2012, which amends the Lacombe County Land Use Bylaw No. 1056/07 to rezone approximately 6.029 hectares (14.9 acres) on Pt. SW 3-39-3-W5M, approximately 0.5 km north of the Highway 11/Highway 766 intersection. Bylaw No. 1160/12 changes the zoning from Agricultural 'A' District to Highway Commercial 'C-HC' District to allow for a single parcel subdivision that will be occupied by the existing business (known as Kasha Farm Supplies Ltd.).
Lacombe County Council adopted the Anderson Park Recreational Plan which is the development of a formal recreational area on a 21 acre site located on the east side of Gull Lake adjacent to New Saratoga and Wilson’s Beach.
Anderson Park Recreational Plan
Lacombe County Council has given first reading to Bylaw No. 1152/12 the purpose of which is to amend the definitions, general regulations and policies in the County's Land Use Bylaw. The amendments are being proposed to provide greater clarity to the Land Use Bylaw and address any issues which have arisen since the adoption of the document in 2007. A public hearing was held at the Lacombe County Administration Office on Thursday, May 10, 2012.
Bylaw No. 1152/12
Lacombe County is in the process of preparing an Area Structure Plan (ASP) for the lands north of the Queen Elizabeth ll Highway to a mile north of Township Road 41-2, bounded by the Duckett Road (Range Road 27-0) to the west and Highway 2 to the east. Lacombe County held the first public consultation meeting on April 4, 2012.
QE 2 Highway North of Lacombe ASP Map
County Council has adopted a revised three-year work program for 2012 - 2014. There have been a few changes to the work plan to reflect the changing priorities in the County. Most notably, the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan for the whole County has been added for 2012 due to some of the ongoing discussion around recreation and the increased interest in initiating this plan. It was originally scheduled for development in 2013. The Town of Blackfalds/Lacombe County IDP has also been added to the Program for 2013. This is as a result of the changes to the Town's boundaries and the need to update the plan as it was originally developed in 2003. A copy of the work plan is attached below.
2012 - 2014 Long Range Planning Program
Lacombe County adopted the Sylvan Lake Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Plan on March 8, 2012. The plan has been developed in response to the increasing demand for recreational amenities and public access to the lake on the lands around Sylvan Lake. The policies outlined in the plan supports and augments the policies for amenity provision, trail development and reserve management outlined in the Sylvan Lake Area Structure Plan.
Sylvan Lake Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan
Council gave second and third reading to Bylaw 1167/11 on January 26, 2012 to adopt the Highway 2 West Area Structure Plan (ASP).
The plan identifies lands west ot Highway 2 for light industrial commercial development in a phased approach as development opportunities will be limited to specific development nodes identified in the plan. The ASP outlines the policy in terms of the continued use of the lands for agricultural and other related opportunities; the requirements for development in terms of site design, landscaping and signage; the provision of servicing; and required road infrastructure.
Please see below for the Highway 2 West ASP.
Highway 2 West Area Structure Plan
Lacombe County Council has given third and final reading to Bylaw No. 1143/11 the purpose of which is to amend the zoning on SE 17-39-1-W5M from Agriculture "A" to Conservation Cluster "R-RCC" District and Higher Density Lakeshore Residential "R-HDLR". Belterra Land Company has received subdivision approval to develop approximately 19.63 hectares (48.51 acres) on SE 17-39-1-W5M, just north of the Summer Village of Birchcliff. The development will comprise of a 49-lot clustered style residential development, to be known as The Slopes.
Please see below for more information.
Bylaw No. 1143/11
Concept Plan Draft Circulation Copy - April 15, 2011